Harry Ashworth should be in the final term of his first year at Oxford University, studying music.
Instead he is stuck at his parents’ house in south London hunched over a laptop, listening to lectures via Zoom.
He doesn’t feel that the sudden and dramatic change in circumstances has affected his learning too much, but he is missing some aspects of university life.
“I am in a jazz orchestra and that isn’t really happening now. And I would have been playing at the summer balls, so there are social events that I’ve missed.”
Some of his more practical lessons have also been curtailed.
Academically he feels less motivated “which makes me less stressed but also flatter”.
“Psychologically when you are at home it is different. When I am in my tutor’s office I feel a bit more inspired.”
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